Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • To enable employees in the retail industry to have their knowledge & skills formally recognised. The recognition will be conducted against the competencies and qualifications embedded within the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)
  • To acknowledge job related knowledge and skills which were gained through formal or informal training, through paid or unpaid work, or via life experience or any combination of these
  • To facilitate employees with learning aspirations to know what competencies they have acquired through experience or previous training in the industries, so that they can determine their starting point for learning and progression.
  • Advantages & Benefits of RPL
    • For Retail Employers
      • Standardization

        Higher Loyalty Index

        Reward & Recognition – link to internal career progression

        Higher Employee Productivity

        Strengthen industry practices

        Talent pool creation to combat employee turnover

    • For Retail Employees
      • Self Respect

        Government recognition of existing skills

        Reward & Recognition mechanism

        Industry level employability

        Hassle-free process: Can participate in RPL while on the job

        Monetary Reward after completion

        Ability to map career progression

        Can join formal education (degree course) post certification

RPL is a process of identifying retail employee's knowledge and skills against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment and acknowledgment of knowledge and skills obtained through informal, non-formal learning.

Companies that have successfully participated in RPL 2016:

  • Shoppers Stop Ltd.
  • Celio Future Fashion Pvt Ltd.
  • Globus Stores Pvt Ltd.
  • RWL Health world Limited.
  • Achievement
    • Enrolled = 2257
    • Assessed & Certified = 1259

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Retailers Association of India (RAI)
111/112, Ascot Centre, Near Hotel ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Sahar,
Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400099.
Tel : +91 22 28269527 - 29
Fax : +91 22 28269536,
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